Crime

Vietnam - October 1963

October 31, 1963 – Vietnam: Victory Just Months Away – Detroit Bookies Told To Ease Up – Russian Diplomats Shown The Door

Become a Patron! October 31, 1963 – A day for cautious optimism. A rumor that our Vietnam excursion was slated to be over “within two months”, according to General Paul Harkins, the U.S. Military commander in South Vietnam. Harkins said in a report published in Tokyo earlier in the morning,...

Juvenile Delinquents - 1949

Kids And Crime – Juvenile Delinquency In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Juvenile Delinquency – ever since the end of World War 2 the reports of a spike in crime among pre-teens throughout America was being reported at an ever-escalating rate. The crimes ranged anywhere from petty theft to armed robbery, with more than the average number of murders...

Harlem - July 1964

July 24, 1964 – Harlem And The Long, Hot Summer – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago, on July 24, 1964 Harlem was in the process of sweeping up smashed windows, putting out fires and generally recovering from the events only a few days before. A series of events which would be repeated to the point where the days after June...

Insurance Ad - 1939

America’s Little Insurance Problem – 1940 – The Fleece Factor And Morris H. Siegel. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Insurance – an integral and inescapable part of our national fabric; the thing that hounds us, protects us and promises us. The thing most abused, exploited and feared. Because we are a society pretty much based on fear, the notion of being “left unprotected” is something we’ve...

Drinking The Kool-Aid

While You’re Digging Our Sights And Sounds . . . . A Few Words From Gordon Skene And Past Daily.

Become a Patron! From the somewhat addled mind of Gordon Skene: You have options – and both of them are just below the photo. As you know, we were hot in the midst of our Annual Past Daily Fundraiser almost two weeks ago – doing our yearly stump for support...

FBI Director Robert Mueller - National Press Club 2008

A Word Or Two From Robert Mueller – 2008 – Past Daily Reference Room

FBI Director Robert Mueller – National Press Club Luncheon – May 16, 2008 – National Press Club – FBI Director Robert Mueller. Before he became Special Counsel and became embroiled in the Investigation over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Mueller was director of the FBI – this appearance, before...

June 27, 1978 – Swapping Prisoners – Going Berserk In Moscow – Going Berserk In Matamoros.

June 27, 1978 – another busy news day and a world gone somewhat berserk. First, from Moscow came word about the pending release of U.S. businessman Francis Crawford, held on charges of currency violations. Likewise, came news from New Jersey regarding the pending release of two Soviet employees accused of...

June 4, 1954 – Army-McCarthy Hearings: Day 27 – Past Daily Reference Room

June 4, 1954 – Day 27 – Army-McCarthy Hearings – Recap from CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Day 27 of the now-infamous Army-McCarthy Hearings – in a few days the hearings would come to a dramatic conclusion. But leading up that point were charges and countercharges in...

Sean Bell verdict Protest

May 7, 2008 – Protests And Arrests After Bell Verdict – Election ’08 Primaries

May 7, 2008 – CBS Radio News/WCBS Special Reports – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 7, 2008 – a busy Wednesday, this May 7th in 2008. Beginning with reports of mass protests over the city of New York over the verdict in the Sean Bell shooting case. A quick...

National Zoo Shooting

April 25, 2000 – It’s All Happening At The Zoo – It’s Not Happening With High-Tech – It Could Happen With Stress

April 25, 2000 – The CBS World News Roundup; Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 25, 2000 – The National Zoo in Washington D.C. was the scene of a gun battle between two rival gangs – caught in the crossfire were a group of school children on...